Adjective "arrester" definition and examples

(Arrester may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈrɛstə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A device which prevents or stops a specified thing.
  1. 'A two-stage approach to protection is recommended: a surge arrestor at the electric service entrance; a point-of-use surge suppressor for especially vulnerable or valuable electronic equipment.'
  2. 'Make sure the condition of the spark arrestor on top of the chimney is inspected so that there are no tears in the fabric that would allow embers to escape.'
  3. 'The fatal accident occurred when one car failed to climb an incline and became trapped on a roll-back arrester nearly 40 ft from the ground.'
  4. 'They include spark arresters, small-mesh screens, and leg levelers (for uneven patio surfaces).'
  5. 'Caps also function as spark arrestors, preventing sparks from landing on the roof or other nearby combustible material.'
  6. 'He should have climbed up the track and pushed one car clear of a roll-back arrester, where it had stopped after failing to climb a hill.'
  7. 'With the engine off and the battery disconnected, remove the flame arrestor and inspect the carburetor.'
  8. 'Thoms said that was largely dealt with by replacing the surge arresters, installing screens in the signalling equipment cabinets to help prevent electromagnetic interference and making changes to the hardware and software systems.'
  9. 'Although a law as early as 1883 required smokestacks to be equipped with primitive spark arresters, one train in 1908 kept two fire rangers busy suppressing nineteen fires it started in a single day.'
  10. 'The arrester serves to immobilize the head during feeding or when the dragonfly is in tandem flight.'
  11. 'Some 660HP units, long overdue overhaul, were equipped with stack arrestor and roof-mounted deflectors in an attempt to offset exhaust fumes in the cab.'
  12. 'The vehicle is robustly built for carrier take-off and landings and uses a conventional wheeled take-off and landing with an arrestor hook.'
  13. 'Just twelve F7F - 4Ns were built and this variant had a strengthened airframe, stronger landing gear, new radar and arrester gear for carrier operations.'
  14. 'Bolter pattern refers to situations when an aircraft comes into land, is all lined up, and misses all four wires with the arrestor hook; then the aircraft has to take off immediately, go around, and try again.'
  15. 'The Air Boss and Mini Boss work next to each other, each having an identical control panel - the Air Boss controls the rear catapults and arrestor wires while the Mini Boss looks after the bow catapults.'
  16. 'The US Navy ‘carrier variant’ aircraft will use catapults and arrester wires to get airborne and return - the system currently used by American and French carriers, and familiar to RN aviators before the current Invincible-class ships.'
  17. 'The USS Long Island was this country's first escort carrier and when it was commissioned in mid-1941, its air wing consisted of a dozen Seagulls fitted with land gear and arrestor hooks with the new designation SOC - 3A.'

More definitions

1. Also, arrestor. a person or thing that arrests.

2. Electricity. lightning arrester.

More examples(as adjective)

"parachutes can be arrester."